Publication - Regulation/directive/order

Scottish Infected Blood Support Amendment Scheme 2017

Published: 7 Sep 2017

Scottish Infected Blood Support Amendment Scheme which came into force on 7 September 2017. This has been superseded by future versions.

Published:
7 Sep 2017
Scottish Infected Blood Support Amendment Scheme 2017

The Scottish Ministers make the following Scheme in exercise of the powers conferred by section 28 of the Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Act 2005 and all other powers enabling them to do so. 

Commencement and interpretation 

1. (1) This Scheme comes into force on 7 September 2017. 

(2) In this Scheme, “the Principal Scheme” means the Scottish Infected Blood Support Scheme 2017(*). 

Amendment of the Principal Scheme 

2. The Principal Scheme is amended as follows.

3. In paragraph 2, for the definition of “transferring qualifying person” substitute- 

““transferring qualifying person”:

(a) means a person transferring to this Scheme from a UK scheme; and

(b) for the purposes of making payments to a surviving spouse, civil partner or long term cohabitee, includes a deceased person in respect of whom a claim referable to Scotland was made to a UK scheme prior to 1st April 2017, and references to a surviving spouse, civil partner or long term cohabitee are to be interpreted as including the surviving spouse, civil partner or long term cohabitee of such a deceased person; and”

4. In paragraph 16, for “surviving spouses and civil partners” in each place where the phrase occurs substitute “surviving spouses, civil partners and long term cohabitees”.

5. In paragraph 18(3), for “surviving spouse or civil partner” substitute “surviving spouse, civil partner or long term cohabitee”.

6. In paragraph 4 of schedule 1-

(a) for “surviving spouse or civil partner” in each place where the phrase occurs substitute “surviving spouse, civil partner or long term cohabitee”.

(b) for “remarried or entered into a civil partnership” substitute “married, entered into a civil partnership or entered into a relationship of long term cohabitation”.

7. In paragraphs 7 and 8 of schedule 2- 

(a) for “surviving spouse or civil partner” in each place where the phrase occurs substitute “surviving spouse, civil partner or long term cohabitee”.

(b) for “remarried or entered into a civil partnership” in both places where the phrase occurs substitute “married, entered into a civil partnership or entered into a relationship of long term cohabitation”.

8. In paragraphs 5 and 6 of schedule 3- 

(a) for “surviving spouse or civil partner” in each place where the phrase occurs substitute “surviving spouse, civil partner or long term cohabitee”.

(b) for “remarried or entered into a civil partnership” in both places where the phrase occurs substitute “married, entered into a civil partnership or entered into a relationship of long term cohabitation”.

9.In paragraphs 5 and 6 of schedule 4-

(a) for “surviving spouse or civil partner” in each place where the phrase occurs substitute “surviving spouse, civil partner or long term cohabitee”.

(b) for “remarried or entered into a civil partnership” in both places where the phrase occurs substitute “married, entered into a civil partnership or entered into a relationship of long term cohabitation”.

A member of staff of the Scottish Ministers
6 September 2017

* -  Made 21st February 2017.